I started making a list of things I’d like to try that are out of my comfort zone. First I wrote down, “use a soldering iron”, followed by “strip wallpaper and paint wall”, then, “learn how to cut, sand and stain wood”. And then I remembered the sink we have upstairs that has a ring of dirt around the plughole, and so I added “clean sink like a pro” to the list.
A quick search for that on YouTube unveiled a ton of advice that can be summed up as “Use baking soda and vinegar”. Now I was really getting into this, so I dived deeper, looking for the Japanese products I’d need, and I found this old blog post from a JET in Ishikawa with all the answers.
Before charging to the supermarket, I had a quick look under the sink to see what we already had, and would you believe it? Baking soda, vinegar, and silicone carbide waterproof sandpaper! What?! When?! Why?!
With that harrowing experience resurfacing in my mind, I rolled up my sleeves and got the job done. It’s not super sparkly, but the dirt ring has gone. And that’s one item I can check off my Discomfort Zone list.